Dealing With Our Limitations

As Linda is on leave, here is one of her most read posts from over the past few months.

The limitations of this world are not the end for us

1 Kings 17:1-24

Reference: “Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.” ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭17:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: A friend of mine has just finished ministering at a local church. For almost fifteen years he committed his life to the people of his congregation and community.

Unfortunately, due to conflict with the board, my friend has left the church earlier than he planned. Even though he feels God had a specific plan for his life, other people’s pride and disagreement has taken him on a different path.

Application: God can bring amazing transformation to our lives but there are times when we endure the brokenness of this world.

Elijah was such an obedient prophet, going where God instructed and saying what God told him to say. And yet the world’s limitations still impacted him.

There was no rain therefore he had nothing to drink. There was no flour therefore he had nothing to eat.

The great thing about our God is that the limitations of this world are not the end for us. God opens doors and provides opportunities for us to experience Him even when all we see is a dead end.

When a door closes, even when it feels like it’s been slammed in our face, don’t give up hope. Look to God and He will open an opportunity that even you didn’t see coming.

Prayer: Lord, there are times when the world seems to squash our Godly opportunities. May we never forget how powerful You are. You are never confined to the limitations of our world. Amen.

What limitations are you having to deal with?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.